Date Posted
28th May 2021

Sunmedia Article May 2021

Bay Coast Rowing Club state they are always open to extending all kinds of opportunities to students, sports teams, and companies for team bonding, and discovering a new sport.

Recently the Katikati College 1st XI Girls Hockey Team, came and enjoyed an afternoon with Coach Ted, Gerry, and club committee member Wendy.

Their enjoyment of the afternoon was evident as they used the opportunity to create some team bonds within the new 1st XI team.

This was had at Bay Coast Rowing where the girls got to learn some basic strokes on the ergs, how to carry an Eight down to the water, how to fix the oars, get in without falling in and how to row.

“A lot of laughs and new tricky skills learned,” says a Bay Rowing spokesperson.

“Thanks to Ted, Gerry and Wendy of Bay Coast Rowing as well as our own senior rower, Te-Ata-a-Rua Hansen Cribb Katikati’s current solo rower who came along as part of the expert crew.”

As a club they are also offering the opportunity to “give it a go” and “learn to row”.

Give it a go is a three-week opportunity to get the basics down and “learn to row” is where they build on those skills to see if you are wanting to go further with the sport over seven weeks.

These will be offered again in Term four this year.

“Our club is always open to all age groups.

“We have intermediate - high school through to master’s age groups.”

The club’s Master rowers have just had a successful weekend at Legion Nielson Kellerman master’s regatta with a singles gold, and a women’s-pair gold and Masters (H 70+ grade) quad Gold.

If this is something you would like to have a go at, please contact Gerry on pekinduk@gmail.com.